may 2019, arsenal cinema

Guest: Lana Gogoberidze

The German translation of the autobiography of the Georgian director Lana Gogoberidze (*1928) has just been published, with the title “Ich trank Gift wie kachetischen Wein” (“I drank poison like Kakhetian wine”). We will present the book at a reading followed by a screening of RAMDENIME INTERVIU PIRAD SAKITCHEBZE (Some Interviews on Personal Matters, Lana Gogoberidze, USSR/Georgia 1978), which was recently released on DVD. In the film, a journalist called Sofiko interviews all kinds of women about their lives and desires, while at the same time trying herself to find a fragile balance between professional fulfillment and family-related duties. With great sensitivity, Lana Gogoberidze uses a documentary-esque style and dynamic camera movements to tell the story of how the personal and the political are intertwined. Focused on the daily struggle of an emancipated woman, the film is considered one of the first feminist films made in the Soviet Union. (al) (1.5.)

april 2019, arsenal cinema

Life at Any Price –
 Bo Widerberg Retrospective

Passionate rebellion and his desperate need to tell stories at any cost brought him to film, realizing his vision of a cinema combining social engagement and romantic devotion in his 13 features, shaping, examining, and celebrating humankind’s struggle for a dignified, self-determined life in great images of tremendous clarity: Swedish filmmaker Bo Widerberg (1930–1997) left behind a shimmering, multi-faceted oeuvre and was already regarded as one of the most important Swedish directors alongside Ingmar Bergman and Victor Sjöström in his lifetime. Unlike them, however, his work is hardly known outside his home country.

The retrospective runs from April 12–28.

april 2019, arsenal cinema

Magical History Tour: Clothes in Motion – Costumes, Styles and Fashion in Film

This month's Magical History Tour invites audiences to take a look into the studios of international costume-makers, fashion designers and artists from seven decades: White suits, red shoes, black coasts, dark sunglasses – there is many a piece of clothing or accessory to be found over the course of film history that seems to encapsulate an entire film, even outside of its immediate context. Yet even before costumes attain this iconic status, they tell stories within the film, give their wearers new life, conceal hidden depths, create atmospheres, and leave their mark on the look, texture, and often even the soundtrack of films. The dramatic, narrative, and psychological function of costumes in film is undisputed, as is their influence on the zeitgeists, fashion trends, and styles which they call into existence, play a role in, and launch.

arsenal cinema: Harun Farocki Workshop for Schools III

10:00 am Cinema 1



Nicht löschbares Feuer

Gegen-Musik Harun Farocki Germany 2004 Digital file 23 min
Musik-Video Harun Farocki Germany 2000 DV 1 min
Nicht löschbares Feuer Harun Farocki FRG 1969 16 mm 23 min

Moderated by Eunice Martins & Laura Mello Please register at:
arsenal cinema: Cinepoetics Lecture #4: Erica Carter: Spectres of colonial whiteness

05:00 pm Cinema 1

Le malentendu colonial

Le malentendu colonial The Colonial Misunderstanding
Jean-Marie Teno Cameroon/Germany/France 2004 35 mm OV/EnS 78 min

arsenal cinema: Cinepoetics Lecture #4: Erica Carter: Spectres of colonial whiteness

07:00 pm

Vortrag von Erica Carter

Lecture by Erica Carter (King’s College London): "Spectres of colonial whiteness"
In English language Admission free
Venue: Veranstaltungsraum Deutsche Kinemathek, on the 4th floor of the Filmhaus

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

07:00 pm Cinema 2

Der Fackelträger

Der Fackelträger Johannes Knittel GDR 1955
DCP 81 min

Ralf Jesse (Eurotape Media Services) in conversation with René Pikarski
arsenal cinema: New French Cinema

07:30 pm Cinema 1

Le bois dont les rêves sont faits

Le bois dont les rêves sont faits The Woods Dreams Are Made of
Claire Simon France/Switzerland 2015 DCP OV/EnS 144 min

arsenal cinema: The DEFA Foundation Presents

09:00 pm Cinema 2

Tanz am Sonnabend – Mord

Tanz am Sonnabend – Mord Heinz Thiel GDR 1961
DCP 86 min

Ralf Jesse (Eurotape Media Services) in conversation with René Pikarski